Best for First Date In Manchester

Big night planned? Take the stress out of a romantic evening with someone new thanks to our guide, which is perfect for all couples and wallet sizes too. From a choice of stylish bars or rustic restaurants to quirky activities and epic events, these first date ideas in Manchester are sure to impress your crush.

Last updated on 12th January 2023

Cherry Jam

51 user reviews 5

Cherry Jam is a favourite for first date ideas in the North West, thanks to its roster of bottomless events. Check it out on a Saturday, where afternoon tea is accompanied by free-flowing cocktails, or go in for Sunday sharing platters with the same unlimited drinks treatment. Better yet, there's boy band-themed bingo brunches too.

When you're looking for sober first date ideas in Manchester, keep Immersive Gamebox on your radar. The pair of you will step into your own box to get stuck into a whole library of hyper-interactive games, including CIA training programmes and alien aptitude tests. And if you aren't booze-free? You can have drinks delivered to your private area.

What's on at GRUB

122 user reviews 4

Offering plenty of cheap date ideas in Manchester, GRUB's lineup of events consist of everything from street food bottomless brunches to food or cocktail masterclasses, board game nights and burlesque. So, what're you waiting for?

Good Life Skates

25 user reviews 4

Whether you're after day date ideas in Manchester or ones spanning later into the evening, Good Life Skates is the place to go with your boo. You'll glide around hand-in-hand to funky beats, or attend a beginner's session to learn the basics.

Dusk til Pawn

5 user reviews 5

Boasting a secretive appeal, intimate interiors and corners for getting cosy in, this Northern Quarter watering hole makes an ideal spot when it comes to a first date in Manchester. Break the ice by playing on the free jukebox and loosen up with a few of Dusk Til Pawn's expertly crafted cocktails.